Naval combat in Ancient Egypt…?
The fact that the Assassin’s Creed franchise took a year off in 2016 is quite a hotly discussed one, and as such, the rumoured but as of yet unconfirmed 2017 installment of the series has been the source of plenty of intrigue for the fans. As per a great deal of rumours, the game is supposed to be called Assassin’s Creed Empire and will be set in Egypt.
We now have some new information surfacing, and it looks like the game will no longer be called Empire, but will rather be titled Assassin’s Creed Origins. As per sources cited by WWG.com, Assassin’s Creed Origins will feature two main playable characters, much like its predecessor Syndicate, and though we do now know if they will be siblings, we do know that one of them will be male, while the other will be female. The game’s story will revolve around the very first assassin’s guild, hence the title Origins.
Additionally, as per the report, not only will the players have access to all of Egypt, but they will also be able to go beyond, into the Mediterranean, and possibly even as far as Greece. Traversal for this will, of course, be done through ships, meaning that naval sections will be making a return (yes, naval combat in a game set in Ancient Egypt).
As you have noticed, the game seems to be pretty massive in scope, and that is exactly what the report says as well. It is supposedly the biggest Assassin’s Creed game ever, and has been in development for a number of years now. There’s supposed to be a larger emphasis on exploration this time around. Sounds like Ubisoft are trying to make their very own version of The Witcher 3 and Skyrim. But as usual, take this report with a grain of salt.
With E3 nearly upon us, we’d say there’s going to be official word on the game very, very soon. So stay tuned to GamingBolt, and we’ll keep you updated on just how much truth there is to these rumours.